4:00 PM Sep 6, 2011
An exhibition of new paintings by New York City and West Michigan artists opens Friday, Sept. 9, at the Holland Area Arts Council, 150 E. Eighth St. The paintings will be on display at there through Nov. 5. Mike Coleman, Adam Dahlstrom, Derek Johnson, Tyler Loftis, Chris Protas, Dov Talpaz and Ellen Trumbo have shown as a group frequently over the past decade. Based in New York and West Michigan, these artists have worked together since meeting at art school in Greenwich Village in the mid-1990s.
10:26 AM Sep 2, 2011
The ninth annual Le Style de Vie, a wine-and-design event, will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 on Eighth Street in downtown Holland. The Center for Women in Transition will be the beneficiary of this event. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased at www.aplaceforwomen.org/events, Butch's Globe or Studio K in Holland.
10:54 AM Sep 1, 2011
Spring Lake's varsity boys soccer team continued its torrid start to the season with an impressive 4-0 victory at Holland Christian on Wednesday. The Lakers are now 4-0 on the year. "The guys do a lot of hard work,' Lakers' coach Jeremy Thelen said. "Plus, we scored at the perfect times. We scored five minutes into the game, five minutes before halftime, and five minutes into the second half. We really took the wind out of them.'
2:00 PM Aug 30, 2011
A picnic at Windmill Island Gardens and a home football game will be among the features of Hope College's 46th annual Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 10. The picnic will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets include the picnic, admission to Windmill Island Gardens from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day, and the Hope College football game with Wisconsin Lutheran College at Holland Municipal Stadium beginning at 1:30 p.m.
10:26 AM Aug 26, 2011
By noon Thursday, nearly 1,000 applications had been processed at a job fair for Zeeland-based Gentex Corp. The event in Holland was scheduled to open at 10 a.m. Workers said because the line was getting so big, they had to open two hours earlier to allow everyone time. The company said last week that it plans to hire more than 1,000 additional employees, following the announcement of a tax credit that will allow the manufacturer to expand.
10:30 AM Aug 22, 2011
The Holland Area Arts Council will host a free open house for its Youth Dance Company from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Arye Shannon-Carmichael will be introduced as the program's director. She will give examples of steps and movements the kids will learn during the classes. An early registration discount of $10 will be applied that day only and can even be combined with the sibling discount of $10 per semester.
3:00 PM Aug 19, 2011
A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Holland rescued two people in Lake Macatawa on Thursday afternoon. A man and woman, both of whom were wearing life jackets, were rescued. Their names and ages are not being released. The couple was spotted while Coast Guard crews were underway on a routine patrol aboard a 25-foot small response boat. The crew saw the two people fall into the water after their 15-foot sailing vessel capsized at about 2:15 p.m.
10:30 AM Aug 19, 2011
The Hope College men's basketball team is a welcoming a 6-foot-10 NCAA Division I transfer in October. Center Nate VanArendonk is leaving Central Michigan University to join the Flying Dutch-men. Hope coach Matt Neil confirmed Van-Arendonk's decision on Thursday. He said the Grand Haven native will be one of several incoming freshmen at Hope this fall, but declined further comment. VanArendonk would have four years of eligibility remaining. He missed the final 28 of CMU's games last season due to mononucleosis and received a medial redshirt.
10:36 AM Aug 12, 2011
President Barack Obama used his visit Thursday to an advanced battery plant in Ottawa County to promote his program to create jobs through clean energy. Obama toured a Johnson Controls Inc. plant in Holland that makes batteries for alternative-fuel vehicles such as hybrid or electric cars and trucks, then spoke to employees and others. Johnson Controls has received a $300 million federal grant and expects to create 150 jobs at facilities in Michigan and Wisconsin, White House energy adviser Heather Zichal said.
7:15 AM Aug 12, 2011
President Barack Obama's planned visit to an advanced battery facility in Ottawa County was expected to highlight how technology could help automakers reach new fuel efficiency standards announced by his administration. Obama was to visit a Johnson Controls Inc. facility in Holland this afternoon. His appearance came after announcing new fuel standards for cars, light trucks and work trucks. The Johnson Controls factory makes advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles.